White Castle raises permanent sign at upcoming Orlando location

We're getting closer to the opening of White Castle in Orlando! 

White Castle raised a permanent sign at its upcoming Orlando location on Tuesday. 

"The excitement has been overwhelming," White Castle Vice President of Operation Services Mike Guinan said. "We cannot wait for opening day. We are so excited. Everyone has been welcoming us to the community."

Meanwhile, the beloved burger chain is currently conducting interviews to fill 120 new jobs.  White Castle held a hiring event Tuesday. Some people were offered a job right on the spot, like Aaron Johnson of Orlando.

"It’s a real big deal," Johnson said. "I’m excited to work and have this opportunity to grow and I’m just excited for a new company to be here."

With this move, White Castle is one step closer to opening its first Florida location this spring near Walt Disney World. The opening date will be announced in the next couple of weeks. It will specifically be located at the O-Town West near Palm Parkway and Daryl Carter Boulevard and will feature both indoor and outdoor seating, two drive-thru lanes, an eye-catching tower, and 4,567 square feet of space.

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The location will reportedly also be the largest one for the chain, which is known for its tiny square-shaped hamburgers. Their menu also includes a variety of sliders like sloppy joe sliders and chicken and waffle sliders and sides like mac 'n cheese nibblers, chicken rings, corn dog nibblers, and french fries.

"We’re committed to fueling continued growth in Orlando by providing a ‘best place to work’ environment for all of our team members, as well as a long-term career opportunity," said Guinan. "We stand ready to encourage a friendly spirit in the restaurant as we feed the souls of ‘craver’ generations everywhere by offering hot and tasty affordable food."

To join the White Castle team, visit careers.whitecastle.com

White Castle owns and operates more than 375 restaurants in 13 states. 

They attempted to open a virtual kitchen in the Downtown Orlando area last month but had to shut it down because of the overwhelming demand.

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